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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

1001 Kettner Blvd at Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

(858) 454-3541
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Region: Downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) offers access to the very best art of our time in two iconic locations. The downtown campus captures the energy and vibrancy of the city with site-specific installations by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra, and soaring exhibition spaces that once housed the baggage building for the historic Santa Fe Depot. MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of experiences for the community, showcasing an internally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

The Museum offers free with admission public tours at the Downtown location at 2:00 PM on Saturdays.

Both locations also host Free Third Thursdays, offering free admission and extended hours at both locations on the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a complimentary exhibition tour at 5:30 PM. Visitors can receive half-off admission any day of the month by arriving by bicycle or taking public transit.

Whether visiting MCASD La Jolla or Downtown, what visitors will find is the same: rotating exhibitions of world-class art, compelling public programs, and works from the Museum's permanent collection by promising emerging talent and major figures in the international contemporary art scene.

What to Know:

  • Admission ticket is valid for 7 days and allows you to visit both locations
  • Military and families and 25 and Under free admission is sponsored by Qualcomm
  • Catch the Amtrak or trolley directly to the Museum (and get $2 off admission)

Don't Miss:

  • San Diego's most creatively lit stairwell, with installation by Roman de Salvo
  • Enjoy an evening of music art and cocktails with TNT (Thursday Night Thing)

More Information

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  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission Adult
  • General Admission Senior
  • Private Room Capacity: 500
  • Waterfront